First, the big Internet annoyance was spam. Now it is spyware! Why is
this happening? Simply because there is big money in spyware, benefiting
both legitimate businesses and cybercriminals. Both wage a battle for your
personal information, surfing, and buying habits. There are Internet advertisers
that want to know where you click, and the “Net Mafia” is trying to steal your
identity and credit card info. Your personal computer has likely been
infected with several spyware products and cannot get rid of these by
itself. It needs help to find, quarantine, and delete them, and then
protect your PC from getting infected again. CounterSpy will do this for
The answer is CounterSpy
Just like the early days of viruses, spyware is quickly becoming an
increasing threat to both individual and corporate computer users.
Spyware does more than just steal information about your computing
habits. It slows down your PC and might break it so badly you cannot
even get on the Internet anymore. This page tells you about the
standalone version of CounterSpy for consumers. But there is also an
CounterSpy detects, deletes, and protects!
CounterSpy has Active Protection. You could call it a “spy-wall.”
There are “checkpoints” that are monitored in real-time for attempts to
install spyware. A very high percentage will be blocked by CounterSpy.
Need to be reassured that this is a good product? Read this: “Dell has
tested and recommends CounterSpy by Sunbelt Software. CounterSpy can
identify third-party software that has been downloaded on your system
and allows you to choose which applications you want to keep. You can
get CounterSpy from Dell.”
How come Microsoft updates Sunbelt’s CounterSpy with spyware definitions?
There is a whole story here, but this is what Microsoft states on its
Web site: “Anti-spyware solutions require definition updates – signatures
of known spyware and other unwanted software that are necessary to keep
the solutions up-to-date. Because of a legal agreement between Sunbelt
Software and Giant that preceded the Microsoft acquisition, Microsoft
will provide spyware signature updates to Sunbelt through July 2007.”
Become part of ThreatNet
ThreatNet is a worldwide network of spyware fighters who can anonymously
report on new spyware outbreaks to Sunbelt’s Spyware Research Center.
The research team identifies these threats, validates them, and makes
updates available to protect all users from new spyware.